QBCC Managerial Course

Individual trade contractor licence – contractor, nominee supervisors or site supervisor – Queensland

Description

You require this licence if you are:

one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake):

  • a building contractor or trade contractor performing building work in Queensland where the value of the work (including both labour and materials) exceeds $3,300.00 (including GST)
  • one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake):
  • pest control operator (termite treatment only)
  • building design (all classes)
  • draftsman
  • fire protection (all classes)
  • plumber
  • drainer
  • gasfitter
  • complete residential building inspection.

Please note:

Unlicensed contractors are required to state in their advertisements for building work the value of work they are entitled to carry out without a licence.

Some examples of statements that comply with these requirements include:

  • cannot perform building work valued in excess of $3,300
  • cannot perform building work valued at more than $3,300
  • only work valued at $3,300 or less

A penalty applies for an unlicensed contractor who fails to make such a statement in an advertisement.

If an advertisement by an unlicensed person does not refer to any sort of building work, no statement is required.

To satisfy the requirements of QBCC you must complete the approved managerial course otherwise known as the BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk requirements of small business.

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CBS approved building work contractor’s course SA

Staysafe Industry Training has been approved by the Consumer Business Services, South Australian Government to deliver the ‘building work contractor’s course’ in South Australia. This course is not online and is face to face which will be conducted over the last Saturday and Sunday of each month, depending on class numbers. To learn more about the units offered, course content and cost. Click on the ‘learn more button’ below.

About the building work contractor licence

A Building Work Contractor is required to hold a licence if they are contracting for any type of building work in South Australia.

Individuals and businesses must be licensed as building contractors, including subcontractors if they run a business that carries out or organises building work:

  • for others
  • to sell or let land or buildings.

Sole traders normally apply for a contractor’s licence and building work supervisor registration at the same time as both are required to contract work.

Builder responsibility

A building contractor’s role is usually more than personally carrying out the building work. It can include:

  • quoting and submitting tenders
  • contracting for building work
  • arranging and paying labour and subcontractors
  • scheduling work
  • conducting on-site meetings and inspections
  • subcontracting to another builder.

You must have a building work contractor’s licence but you can limit your licence to specific work – eg limited to aluminium window and door installation. You must also register as a building work supervisor or hire an approved supervisor.

To meet the business knowledge and experience requirements to be granted a Contractor’s licence (builder, plumber, gas fitter, electrician), or a Security/Investigation Agent’s licence, you, a director of a body corporate, must meet one of the training options. Copies must be submitted as original documents are not returned. If you believe you have equivalent knowledge, you can have this assessed by contacting any Registered Training Organisation that delivers an approved qualification and seek Recognition of Prior Learning for that qualification.

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QLD Whitecard – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work, such as;

  • site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople
  • people who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

Getting your card

To obtain a general construction induction card (white card) you will need to undertake training in the (unit of competency – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry). Once you have successfully completed the training you will be issued with a whitecard and sent a statement of attainment.  You should keep evidence of completion of training as it may be required to replace your card in the future.

From February 2019, training for the white card must be undertaken face to face in Queensland. An exemption applies allowing candidates who reside further than 100 kilometres away from the nearest RTO delivering face to face white card training to complete the white card training via online delivery.

Replacement card (section 321 of the WHS Regulation)

In the event a person has successfully completed:

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or CPCCOHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry and

  • Whose card has been declared lost, stolen or destroyed, and
  • The RTO that originally issued the card is no longer operating;

Then another RTO must issue a replacement card upon the card holder supplying a statement of attainment to the RTO and declaring if the card was lost, stolen, or destroyed.

If you cannot provide a statement of attainment you will have to redo the course.

Interstate recognition of general safety induction cards

The following construction induction cards are recognised in Queensland and vice versa:

  • Victoria construction induction card
  • New South Wales construction induction card
  • Australian Capital Territory construction induction card
  • South Australia construction induction card
  • Tasmania construction induction card
  • Western Australia construction induction card
  • Northern Territory construction induction card.

Queensland white cards (including the former ‘blue’ cards) are also accepted throughout Australia.

Note: Old style New South Wales green cards (that are actually green in colour) are no longer valid in New South Wales or recognised in other jurisdictions. You will need to undertake general construction induction training – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry to obtain a valid white card.

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Whitecard assessor training

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

If you intend to become a  trainer and assessor for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or thinking about becoming a trainer and assessor in the Whitecard, you are required to satisfy the requirements of CPCCWHS1001 by holding the CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry or its successor.

This unit of competency covers fundamental OHS necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

This course is not an online course and is delivered face to face. To learn more about the course content and cost, click on the ‘learn more’ button below.

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Builder – Low Rise – Queensland

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction manager.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Qualification requirements

Contractor and nominee supervisor licences Any one of the following— (a) successful completion of Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110; (b) successful completion of a course the commission considers is at least equivalent to the course mentioned in paragraph (a); (c) a recognition certificate as a builder qualified to carry out the scope of work for the licence class; (d) a qualification or statement of attainment of required competency for the class of licence.

QBCC Queensland

You can apply for a builder low rise licence through QBCC upon completion of this qualification if you have a carpentry or bricklaying Certificate III qualification or

Two years experience in:

  • the licence class scope of work, or
  • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

All other applicants

Four years experience in:

    • the licence class scope of work, or
    • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

When to report your financial requirements

Licensees will be required to report their financial information or continued compliance with the regulation and MFR policy at certain times including:

  • On application for a licence;
  • Where the Maximum Revenue requires adjustment;
  • Where the Net Tangible Asset position has decreased by more than 30% for licensees within Categories SC1 – Category 3 and by more than 20% for all other licensees
  • On compliance audit;
  • Pursuant to an approved audit program;
  • On expiry of the Licensee’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy;
  • On request by the Licensee;
  • Change of ownership of officeholders;
  • Restructure of partnership;
  • Change or withdrawal of Covenantors; or
  • At the discretion of the Commission.

A QBCC trade contractor licence will be required if you are: one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake):

  • a building contractor or trade contractor performing building work in Queensland where the value of the work (including both labour and materials) exceeds $3,300.00 (including GST)
  • one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake):
  • pest control operator (termite treatment only)
  • building design (all classes)
  • draftsman
  • fire protection (all classes)
  • plumber
  • drainer
  • gasfitter
  • complete residential building inspection.
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Building (general building work – Office of Fair Trading NSW

You need a building licence before you can do any residential building work in NSW valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

A general builder may do any work that is residential building work. Residential building work means any work involved in constructing a dwelling, or altering or adding to a dwelling. It also includes repairing, renovating, decorating or applying protective treatment to a dwelling. A dwelling is a building or part of a building for people to live in, such as a house, terrace, townhouse, duplex or flat. To learn more about what is considered residential building work, what is a dwelling, and what is excluded from the definition of residential building work, see schedule 1 of the Home Building Act 1989.

Work that you need to have a building licence for includes (but is not limited) to:

  • constructing or erecting a garage, carport or shed (including kits)
  • bathroom, kitchen or laundry renovations
  • swimming pool building and structural landscaping
  • screened, glass or pool enclosures
  • atriums and conservatories
  • house lifting (eg permanently raising the height of an existing structure)
  • removing and resitting dwellings
  • saunas and steam rooms.

Any contract for general building work can include any specialist work that needs to be done as part of the overall job, and any specialist work can be appropriately subcontracted. However this work must be carried out by the holder of an endorsed contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate in that specialist category.

Licence types

There are different types of licences available in NSW depending on whether you want to contract or supervise work.

A contractor licence allows you to contract and advertise to do work. You can only do the types of work described on your licence card. Contractor licences can be issued to individuals and to companies and partnerships. You can choose to have a contractor licence issued for one or three years.

A qualified supervisor certificate allows you to supervise and do the work described on your certificate. Qualified supervisor certificates are only issued to individuals. Certificates are issued for three years. A qualified supervisor certificate does not allow you to contract for work.

An endorsed contractor licence is issued to individuals who apply for a contractor licence and who also have the qualifications and experience needed to be a qualified supervisor. Endorsed contractor licence cards have ‘contractor licence (Q)’ printed on them to show they are equivalent to a Qualified Supervisor Certificate.

Add a category to your licence or certificate

If you gain more qualifications that allow you to do more types of work, such as other building work, trade work or specialist work, you can apply to add a category to your individual contractor’s licence and/or your qualified supervisor’s certificate.

Qualification requirements

1. Certificate IV in Building and Construction (BCG40106 or CPC40108 Building or CPC40110 Building) or (BCG40206 or CPC40208 Contract Administration) or (BCG40306 or CPC40308 Estimating) or (BCG40506 or CPC40508 Site Management) including all of the following units:

  • BCGBC4001A or CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • BCGBC4002A or CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • BCGBC4003A or CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
  • BCGBC4004A or CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • BCGBC4005A or CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • BCGBC4006A or CPCCBC4006A or CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • BCGBC4007A or CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
  • BCGBC4008A or CPCCBC4008A or CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of the building and construction project
  • BCGBC4009A or CPCCBC4009A or CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • BCGBC4010A or CPCCBC4010A or CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions
  • BCGBC4011A or CPCCBC4011A or CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions
  • BSBSBM406A or BSBSMB406A or BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • BCGBC4012A or CPCCBC4012A or CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • BCGBC4018A or CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects
  • BCGBC4024A or CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes.

Plus any of the following:

  • a current carpentry or bricklaying contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate, or an approved qualification that would allow the issue of such a  licence (for details of approved qualifications, see Carpentry or Bricklaying) [insert links]
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) BCG50206 or CPC50208
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 including the following units:
    • CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
    • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
    • CPCCBC5007A or CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contract
    • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods in medium rise construction projects.
  • Bachelor of Housing from an Australian university or a degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, housing, construction, construction management, construction project management, construction economics, applied science (building), quantity surveying from an Australian university.

2. A degree in building, construction, construction management, construction project management, construction economics, applied science (building), or quantity surveying from an Australian university which requires the applicant to undertake the equivalent of four years’ full time study and a mandatory work placement.

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The CPCC40110 Certificate IV in building and construction (building) meets other state and territory requirements as indicated below

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QLD)• ACTPLA (ACT),• Workplace Standards Tasmania (TAS)• Office of Fair Trading (NSW)• Office of Consumer and Business Affairs (SA)• Victorian Building Commission (VIC)• Building Practitoners Board (NT)

State/territory licensing requirements apply

Builder Restricted to Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Licence – QLD

Scope of work

  • Install, refurbish, restore and repair a kitchen, bathroom or laundry on-site in:
  • Prepare plans and specifications that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally

The scope of work does not include:

    • building work that may affect the structural performance of the building, or
    • personally carrying out any building work for which:
      • a fire protection licence is required, or
      • an occupational licence is required, unless the licensee holds the occupational licence.
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Builder Restricted to Shopfitting Licence – QLD

Scope of work

  • Building work associated with the internal fitout of a shop or office, including shopfronts, but not including Type A or Type B construction
  • Prepare plans and specifications that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

The scope of work does not include:

  • personally carrying out any building work for which:
    • a fire protection licence is required, or
    • an occupational licence is required, unless the licensee holds the occupational licence.
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Builder Restricted to Special Structures Licence – QLD

Scope of work

Builder Restricted to Special Structures (shade sails)

  • Construction, installation, maintenance or repair of membrane shade structures including metal brackets, cables and structural members for the structures
  • Concreting work for footings for the structures, and
  • Prepare plans and specifications for membrane shade structures that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

Builder Restricted to Special Structures (signs)

  • Construction, installation, maintenance or repair of signs and supporting structures for signs, and
  • Concreting work for footings for supporting structures for signs, and
  • Prepare plans and specifications for signs and supporting structures for signs that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

The scope of work does not include:

  • personally carrying out any building work for which:
    • a fire protection licence is required, or
    • an occupational licence is required unless the licensee holds the occupational licence.
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Builder Restricted to Structural Landscaping Licence – QLD

Scope of work

  • Prepare, fabricate and erect carports, decking, fences, gate, gazebos, ornamental structures, pergolas, ponds and water features, prefabricated sheds including associated concrete slabs, with a floor area of not more than 10m², and retaining walls and structures
  • Construct artificial landform structures requiring a fabricated internal structure
  • Prepare site, excavate, lay paving or concrete associated with landscaping
  • Install irrigation for landscaping works
  • Install, erect and construct playground equipment
  • Prepare plans and specifications that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

The scope of work does not include:

  • personally carrying out any building work for which:
    • a fire protection licence is required, or
    • an occupational licence is required unless the licensee holds the occupational licence.
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Swimming Pool Construction, Installation and Maintenance licence – QLD Scope of work

1. Swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance (construction)

  • Earthworks and drainage for the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Place and fix reinforcement for the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Construct formwork for concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Place and finish concrete or other materials to provide a shape or form for concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Ancillary pipework including general filtration, sanitation, water chemistry, solar heating and basic hydraulics for concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Landscaping works associated with the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas, including pool fencing and paving
  • Ceramic tiling, painting, coping and internal finishes associated with the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Prepare plans and specifications for concrete swimming pools and spas that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally
  • Maintenance and general repair of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Install pool accessories, including, for example, pool heating systems
  • Incidental work of another class.

2. Swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance (installation)

  • Earthworks and drainage for the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Install prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Ancillary pipework for prefabricated and fibreglass pools and spas including general filtration, sanitation, water chemistry, solar heating and basic hydraulics
  • Place and finish bedding sand or other suitable materials for prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas, including packing, filling and levelling
  • Place and fix formwork, reinforcement and concrete for the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Landscaping works associated with the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas, including pool fencing and paving
  • Install coping and tiling associated with the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Prepare plans and specifications for prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally
  • Maintenance and general repair of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Install pool accessories, including, for example, pool heating systems
  • Incidental work of another class.

3. Swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance (maintenance and accessories)

  • Non-structural maintenance and general repair of swimming pools and spas
  • Install pool accessories, including, for example, pool heating systems
  • Landscaping works associated with the maintenance and general repair of swimming pools and spas, including pool fencing and paving
  • Incidental work of another class.

The scope of work for 1, 2 and 3 does not include:

  • construction, installation, maintenance or repair of membrane shade structures, or
  • personally carrying out any building work for which:
    • a fire protection licence is required unless the licensee holds a fre protection licence; or
    • an occupational licence is required unless the licensee holds the occupational licence.
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RPL – CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner.​

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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RPL – CPC30318 Certificate III in concreting

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Concreter
  • Concrete pump operator.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement

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RPL  – CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and ceiling lining

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and ceiling liner.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as
well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be
undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of
competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training
for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit
CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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